Deedie Runkel will Celebrate the Publication of her New Softcover Memoir ~ Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper's Life ~ at a Complimentary OPEN House Event.

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Deedie Runkel will Celebrate the Publication of her New Softcover Memoir Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper's Life.  This Complimentary OPEN House Event is Presented by Rainy Day Books.  Can You Reinvent Yourself at Age 60?!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  After a lifetime on the East Coast of building communities, Donnan Beeson (Deedie) Runkel moved West with her husband David in 2002 to take over a struggling bed and breakfast that caters to theater lovers attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As a dear friend said, she went from public service to serving the public.

Over many years spent in Baltimore, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Washington, Deedie opened a camp for inner-city kids including her own, employed Saul Alinsky tactics to improve lives in an increasing racially segregated city, promoted public libraries and legal aid for older people, and worked to reduce world conflict through the US Peace Corps and the anti-nuclear war organization Peace Links. Woven throughout these varied endeavors was Deedie's gift for story-telling and writing. She comes from a family of readers and activists whose American roots go back to Quakers who settled in Philadelphia at the time of William Penn. Her father was both a local politician and the author of an unpublished book on the Molly McGuires, 19th-Century women activists who fought for better conditions for Pennsylvania coal miners.

Deedie majored in English at Penn State, where she met her husband when they both wrote for The Daily Collegian. Just recently, she earned her Master's degree in Fine Arts in writing from UC/Riverside. Her first book, an autobiography titled Boxes: Lifting the Lid on an American Life was published in 2010. Her opinion pieces and articles have appeared in The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Friends Journal, and other publications. She's the mother of three and grandmother of two grandgirls.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: "When we turned 60, my husband David and I left Washington, DC to become innkeepers in Ashland, Oregon, home of the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We had little idea of what was in store. We knew we could cook, we knew how to make a bed, and we have always loved meeting and getting to know new people. And coming from the land of politics, we of course also knew that some people can be challenging. This book highlights our experiences hosting theatre lovers, actors, newlyweds, travelers, and just about every other type of person you can imagine.

Scone by Scone:Tales of an Innkeeper’s Life, shares what it's really like backstage at an inn, through stories of the myriad situations an innkeeper faces. Whether it’s producing an impromptu wedding one afternoon, discovering that a guest was my host 20 years ago in a remote village in Africa, or introducing actors to early morning breakfast – nearly every day has brought another fascinating story to our door. Each chapter contains not just our recipe for business success, but also the recipe for whichever item on our prize-winning menu is featured in the story. To our surprise, we discovered that inn-keeping is indeed our vocation. It’s inspiring, transforming work, and. And is laced with entirely unexpected ingredients – the love and friendship of many amazing people who came to us as guests but whom we now count as treasured friends for life."

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Deedie Runkel will Present her New Softcover Memoir Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper's Life and Meet & Greet Fans.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
SKU: A9781543931174

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Softcover of Scone by Scone by Deedie Runkel.

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